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Just Some Simple Ideas to Fix Our Economy

Updated on October 21, 2010

Lets Fix This Thing!

I saw a commercial where firemen are standing around in a town-hall taking votes by majority on how to fix a communities problems. The main guy was asking, "We have to vote on proposal for a water cleaning facitlity, who wants clean water?" All the firemen go "Aye!" and the head fireman says, "Easiest day on the job ever!" So I was sitting there thinking to myself..."What is going on with our country and why hasn't anyone just fixed it?"

I thought well I should write some of the ideas that flashed through my mind when I thought about how it could be fixed. Here I will talk about some of those simple ideas.

  • A national and state sales tax - I know we hate taxes but you know what, I hate the idea of this country becoming a third world nation. A national and local state tax could help refill our nations coffers.
  • Taxing Imported Goods - A tax on all goods imported from overseas or from Mexico could help bring jobs back to the United States.
  • Outsourcing Fines - Fining companies that outsource their manufacturing to China or other nations should be penalized at times like these when our economy is failing for taking the jobs here away from our country.
  • Legalize Marijuana - Why are we paying to house criminals who smuggle in a nonlethal drug like marijuana when we could sell it here in the United States like cigarettes and alcohol and tax the hell out of it?
  • Legalize Gambling Across the Board - I know there are state lotteries and legal gambling establishments in many states but we need to have gambling of all types opened up to private industry like hotels in all U.S. cities and towns so that they can boost their revenue and in turn put the money back into the economy.
  • Reinstate the G.I. Bill for All Our Fighting Men and Women - If we educate and give our fighting men and women grants for homes and education and give them job placement opportunities here in the United States it will help re-solidify the now failing middle class. After World War 2 our country did this and the 50's were harrowed as a sort of Renaissance for our nation. It was because soldiers were taken care of and given an education and homes.

I believe that if we took these simple steps we would bring back jobs to this country, boost our countries coffers, and give our nation the leg up it needs to get back on its feet. I know it isn't that simple with the way politicians and lobbyist do things but it really should be! Lets get over this rut and figure out the ways we need to get over it. Write a congressmen or woman and have them read this article if you'd like. It's ridiculous what is happening to our nation and it's time for a change and in some ways a return to what this nation is really about... progress and leadership.


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      Christopher 6 years ago

      I agree with everything you said. I have a few ideas, but nobody likes mine. For example, everybody wants to fix the economy, but everybody thinks I'm an awful person by saying it would help if we taxed churches. Everyone thinks I'm stupid when I say the richest should pay their fair share. Many people point out that they are indeed paying more money. The problem is, the money they pay, as a percentage of what they rake in, is far less than the average american. Nobody listens to me though. It depresses me

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      LRCBlogger 7 years ago

      I think some/most of these ideas would help. The challenge is going to come from Republicans. Dems have tried closing tax loopholes on corporations for years and are constantly berated for 'attacking Corporate America.'

      Your 2 ideas to have a much higher tax on imported goods and more financial penalties for companies outsourcing jobs are excellent. Unfortunately, if the GOP does regain even some control of congress in November, those ideas would never be passed.

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      Sean Jankowski 7 years ago from Southern Oregon

      Thank you Seakay, yes I think that all our armed service men and women need to be taken care of for life. They go out and sacrifice their lives, they are away from family in hostile lands in places we'd never want to be. Give them health benefits for them and their families, give them grants for education and for buying a home, and give these men jobs when they get back! Get them into therapy for what they had to see over there. Bring them home to a country they are proud to have served for. It is time to stop taking a DREK on our own citizens. Be strong and proud and take care of our own! I hate seeing this country fall like it has and I may only be able to voice that anger here but I will keep saying it until something gives.

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      Seakay 7 years ago from Florida

      Having had both my brothers serve in Viet Nam, I'm all for reinstating the G.I. bill! Also, follow up care for these soldiers who aren't harmed physically, but have so much baggage they are carrying around they can't really cope. They need help!

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      Sean Jankowski 7 years ago from Southern Oregon

      I just see a problem and I fix it breakfastpop. I see a lot of internal fighting, name calling, and arguing on both sides of the fence from conservative and left wing. Is it any wonder why new radical parties are popping up? Look at the news there is a The Rent Is Too Damned High Party! What the heck is that? At times like these we really need to lay down the anger we have for others, stop playing the blame game, and really look at the simple solutions to the major problems we are having.

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      You have a lot of simple common sense ideas.